Emma’s charity chop

YEAR 8 student Emma Hollingsworth shows kindness and generosity, by having her hair cut off to benefit children suffering from hair loss.

For 12-year-old Emma donated her long locks to the Little Princess Trust – a charity which uses real hair to make specialist wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment or suffering other hair loss – after hearing that hair donations could help a child deal with the trauma of hair loss.

Emma’s long hair was put in a plait and then measured (donations must be at least 17cm long) before the hairdresser cut it off using a pair of kitchen scissors!

The hair was then carefully parcelled up and sent to the Hereford-based charity, from where it will be sent to wig manufacturers and on to a child in need.

 

 

Emma's hair before the chop...

Emma’s hair before the chop…

And then after

And then after!

Rewarding character

RECOGNISING and rewarding good character is a key element of life at Carlton le Willows Academy, with students picking up termly trophies.

Awards are being presented in House assemblies in recognition of the eight character pillars – kindness, purpose, enthusiasm, gratitude  curiosity, determination, optimism and professionalism – by head teacher Mr Weaver.

Some of the Birch character award winners display their trophies

Some of the Birch character award winners display their trophies

Ashlea Pringle wins Inspiration Award

YEAR 11 Ashlea Pringle has been named ‘inspirational’ after winning  Gedling Borough Council’s Young Inspiration Award.

Ashlea was nominated for her work on Gedling Youth Council over the last two years, particularly during anti-bullying week 2015 when she gave presentations about bullying in school assemblies.

The 16-year old was also a runner-up in the Young Person category of the Pride of Gedling Awards 2016 just a month earlier.

Ashlea, who is also a member of Carlton le Willow’s Student Parliament, continues to show great sense of purpose and social responsibility in ensuring young people are given a voice in their community.

Ashlea is pictured with fellow Youth Council member Holly Fallon at the Pride of Gedling awards

Ashlea is pictured with fellow Youth Council member Holly Fallon at the Pride of Gedling awards